Published: Ven, Août 11, 2017
Globale | By Boniface Saint-Yves

Uhuru leading in Kenyan polls, Raila blames "system failure" — UPDATE

Uhuru leading in Kenyan polls, Raila blames

According to Odinga, a hacker used the login information of a top election official, Chris Msando, who was mysteriously murdered last month, to enter the country's electoral database.

One demonstrator was killed by police following clashes in opposition strongholds across Nairobi, and officers fired tear gas to scatter a group of 100 protesters in Kisumu.

Police shot dead at least three people and protesters killed a fourth, witnesses said as violence erupted as an aftermath of early results.

The opposition's claim led to sporadic outbreaks of violence.

The National Super Alliance candidate made similar accusations on Wednesday claiming electoral authorities had manipulated the results in favour of incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.

His comments are reminding investors of the ethnic violence that followed Kenyan elections a decade ago, killing 1,200 people and displacing 600,000.

Foreign observers deployed to oversee Kenya's general elections called on Thursday for patience while votes are counted as accusations by the opposition of rigging sparked angry protests.

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Fighting to avoid becoming a four-time loser, Odinga tells a press conference the results have been hacked and are a complete fraud.

"We don't expect there will be a repeat of 2007, and if we do see contestations they will be less and more managed than 2007".

His deputy, Kalonzo Musyoka, said the opposition might call for unspecified "action" later.

At times, stamps appeared out of order and it was hard to evaluate the veracity of screenshots without access to a server, he said.

"Kenyatta's provisional win will soothe those investors who feared a leftist shift in economic policy", said Hasnain Malik, global head of equities research at Exotix Capital.

"Some people conspired and denied Kenyans an opportunity to elect their leaders", said Odinga. "There were no external or internal interference to the system at any point before, during or after the voting".

The President came to the polling station accompanied by his family including First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and his mother, former First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, and two of his three children.

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